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From Amila Jayasekara <thejaka.am...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [DiSCUSS] Hosted RabbitMQ Server for Airavata
Date Sat, 15 Nov 2014 21:21:43 GMT
What about authentication and related security ? (I am not overly familiar
with RabbitMQ though)

Thanks
-Amila

On Thu, Nov 13, 2014 at 11:59 AM, Suresh Marru <smarru@apache.org> wrote:

> Hi All,
>
> As we get ready for the 0.14 release, one thing which always comes up is
> the installation of RabbitMQ. We addressed this for Zookeper by using
> embedded server. But thats not a good approach for RabbitMQ server since
> its in Erlang (and not in Java, unlike rest of Airavata) and forking of an
> external process on different operating systems will lead to unpredictable
> errors.
>
> How about we mitigate this pointing the release build to a hosted service?
> Here are some pros and cons:
>
> * This will alleviate the installation requirements and will go back to
> one click installation.
> * Users will not have to worry about downloading and starting up RabbitMQ
> server. But can change it to local or other installations in properties
> file.
> * If a user is trying to use Airavata without having the need for internet
> connectivity, then they have to have a local installation.
> * There is a risk of the service being down and the release being pointed
> to a stale service. This can be mitigated by a persistent CName alias which
> points to a hosted server.
> * There are popular rabbitmq hosted services [1], [2], [3] but are often
> expensive [4] for a community project.
> * Few of Airavata active developers (along with me) are part of a download
> airavata project which runs airavata as a service. Within SciGaP project
> [1] we could run a persistent service like rabbitmq-service.scigap.org
> atleast for near future.
>
> Given these tradeoff’s and options, any opinions?
>
> Cheers,
> Suresh
>
> [1] - https://cloud.google.com/solutions/rabbitmq/
> [2] - http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/services/service-bus/
> (which claims to interoperate with rabbitmq)
> [3] - https://www.cloudamqp.com/
> [4] - https://www.cloudamqp.com/plans.html
> [5] - http://scigap.org/

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